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Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead for Disability Service

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-250-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£45,753- £51,668 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with substantial relevant experience to join the Leeds Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Team. The role will be a permanent 0.8 WTE position.

The Role
The Intellectual Disability Service, part of Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), is an innovative service which has been developed to support the mental health of children and young people with complex needs and their families. The successful post holder will join a highly skilled and committed multi-disciplinary team as a senior clinician, providing clinical leadership for the team and playing a strategic role in the development of the Intellectual Disability Service.
You will provide direct specialist psychological assessments and formulation-driven interventions, utilising the best available evidence. You will carry out risk assessments and develop plans to mitigate risks to the mental health and wellbeing of young people. You will provide consultation, training and advice to colleagues both within and external to the team
You will supervise the small team of intellectual disability nurses and will work closely with the Intensive Positive Behaviour Support service and CAMHS Crisis Service. You will also interface with the community CAMHS teams and support the work they do with young people who have an intellectual disability. You will continue to develop joint working with other key agencies in Leeds, contributing to the development of strategic plans for intellectual disability services for children and young people in Leeds.
You will be employed by Leeds CAMHS, which is part of Leeds Community Healthcare and you will have strong links to the broader CAMHS service. Leeds CAMHS prioritizes reflective practi ce, clinical supervision and continuing professional development. You will join an enthusiastic group of clinical and counselling psychologists which provides professional support, collaborative learning and development opportunities. We have close links with the University of Leeds Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme and contribute routinely to teaching and supervision of trainees. We are developing links with the York Doctoral Counselliing Psychology Training Programme.

About You
This post is ideal for someone who is passionate about working with children and young people with intellectual disabilities. You will have substantial post-qualification experience of working with people with an intellectual disability, neurodevelopmental conditions and complex needs, preferably with children and adolescents. You will bring knowledge and skills in using Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and other therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of vulnerable yo ung people with complex presentations including working systemically with family and professional networks around a child. You will be experienced in carrying out consultation with other professionals, clinical supervision and training. You will be keen to support team colleagues to demonstrate improved outcomes for children and young people. You will also have experience of service development and service evaluation. Please note that due to the nature of this role, you will need to be able to travel independently across the area and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. Our organisation has a values-based culture and our focus at all times is on providing the best quality care to every community in Leeds.

Our CAMHS vision is to facilitate sp ecialised mental health care for children, young people and their families within an emotional and mental wellbeing pathway across Leeds through partnership working.

We welcome you to contact us for an informal discussion about this post or to arrange a virtual meeting to find out more.

Please contact the Service Manager, Sara Clarke on 07850 881840 or Dr Penny Netherwood Professional Lead for Psychology on 0113 8432710.
Closing 8th July 2020.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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